Opens with an image of a world map; North Korea, Iran, and Iraq are highlighted.
Narrator’s voice: Almost five years ago, President Bush warned Americans that North Korea, Iran, and Iraq "constituted an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world."
Cut to audio of Bush’s January 2002 State of the Union speech:
President Bush: I will not wait on events, while dangers gather. I will not stand by, as peril draws closer and closer. The United States of America will not permit the world’s most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world’s most destructive weapons.
Cut to footage of 2006: North Korea testing its nukes, Ahmadinejad defiantly rebuking America, scenes of ongoing violence and chaos in Iraq, etc.
Narrator’s voice: But under Bush and the Republican Party’s watch, North Korea has developed nuclear weapons, Iran has grown stronger, bolder, and more determined than ever to seek nuclear weapons of its own, and Iraq has become a violent quagmire and breeding ground for terrorists. It’s time for some competent leadership. It’s time to change course. Vote Democratic.
It’s good ad copy, sure to resonate. Alsmost as good as this bumpersticker: "The Republican Party — Come For The Torture; Stay For The Pedophilia!"
And the thing is, people will listen. That’s right, friends. According to the latest polls (and there were a slew of them that came out today), people favor Democrats over Republicans on EVERY MAJOR ISSUE — not just things like education and health care — but the big Republicans issue, like Iraq and terrorism. For the first time sine 9/11, people now favor Democrats when it comes to national security issues.
What’s more, according to the latest NY Times/CBS polls Bush’s approval rating is down to 34% and (I love this)….
Mr. Bush clearly faces constraints as he seeks to address the public concerns about Iraq that have shrouded this midterm election: 83 percent of respondents thought that Mr. Bush was either hiding something or mostly lying when he discussed how the war in Iraq was going.
83% is an astounding number. Think about it — on the MAJOR issue of his Presidency (the Iraq War), 83% think the President was full (or partially full) of shit.
Here are the headlines of the day:
– A Political Limbo: How Low Can Republicans Go? (Newsweek)
– Foley & The Polls: Americans Taking Aim At GOP Sex-Chat Scandal (NYDailyNews)